News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data posted in October 2013
Tableau Helps Johns Hopkins Cut Emergency Stays
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Business intelligence dashboard software from Tableau helps Johns Hopkins Hospital reduce patients' emergency department stays from 11 hours to four.
Facebook Exec: Databases, Hadoop Belong Together
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Facebook's Ken Rudin says relational databases and Hadoop are complementary. Hortonworks and Teradata execs add guidelines on when to choose which.
Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Big data challenge isn't now to handle current volume but what's to come, warn federal CIOs.
Cloudera Plans Data Hub Role For Hadoop
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloudera prepares to make Hadoop a central hub and first destination for companies' data. SAS and Apache Spark add data-analysis options.
Hadoop In Production: 5 Steps To Success
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
So you've done your homework, launched a prototype with Hadoop and found it good. Now the real fun starts.
What's The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
We sort through this week's clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.
IBM Watson's New Gig: Cancer Fighter At MD Anderson
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Houston cancer center MD Anderson taps IBM's powerful Watson computer system to help cure eight kinds of cancers as part of its "Moon Shots" program. The first target: leukemia.
Adobe Analytics Update Offers Real-Time Analysis
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Upgrade to Adobe Analytics adds data visualization and mobile features, helps analysts identify anomalies and act upon rapidly changing data more efficiently.
Deloitte, Intermountain Launch Healthcare Outcomes Tool
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Big-data product PopulationMiner lets healthcare organizations and drug companies design hypotheses by looking at patient populations.
Can Analytics Outperform The Machine Whisperer?
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
The Internet of things promises to spot industrial failures before a human expert could. Will you trust that data?
Big Data FAQ: Separating Signal From Noise
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
Author Phil Simon answers the most frequently asked questions on the impact of big data on small businesses and individuals, the role of data scientists and the continuing importance of human intuition.
IBM Hardware Slide Drags Down Q3 Results
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
IBM revenue declines 4.1% as hardware sales sag 16.6%. Unix servers are the loss leader.
Find Data Scientists At Local Universities
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Looking for new IT talent? Establishing a relationship with local colleges and universities can be a win-win. Here's how to do it.
Massively Parallel Processing Finds More Applications
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Parallel computing used on massive datasets is popping up everywhere to create everything from artificial brains to real-time video analysis systems.
Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
MetLife Hosts Big Data Party
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
MetLife gathers its data scientists and analytics experts from around the globe to share best practices, spark new ideas. Should your company follow suit?
Why I Don't Want To Live In Dataland
Commentary  |  10/11/2013  | 
Dataland -- a place where your activities are tracked 24/7 -- is almost upon us, say some researchers. Popular myths stress the advantages of a data-driven society, but there's a dark side.
3 Perils Of Analytics
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
Right now, analytics suffers from too much math, too much marketing hype -- and too few sheep.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt's Analytics Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
IT leaders trying to apply analytics to run their businesses better should listen to Immelt's advice, based on his experience leading GE's Industrial Internet vision.
Big Data For Cities: 4 Challenges
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
There's a lot of talk about the benefits of big data for cities. But according to people working in the weeds, there's still no shortage of hurdles to overcome.
Get the Modeler... Before the Model Gets Us
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
As the big-data analytics stakes increase, will we see TV-like crime dramas unfolding in real life?
5 Data Science Sins To Beware
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Repent, ye data scientists! Avoid these five big data evils -- or pay with your immortal soul.
Teradata Brings Graph Analysis To SQL
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Teradata SQL-GL engine adds a big data analysis option to the Aster Discovery Platform. So what's left for Hadoop?
Why Supermarkets Are Big Data Superstars
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
Software can generate raw data analysis. It cannot provide insight -- that takes people. Here's how to translate big data into strong engagement.
Why NoSQL Databases Are Gaining Fans
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
MongoDB, DataStax and Couchbase all have recently scored huge venture capital infusions. Here's why NoSQL is the new darling of the big data movement.
Big Data, Better Health Tracking
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
Data Scientists Create Code Of Professional Conduct
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Big data practitioners develop data science guidelines for a profession where, they say, ethics are often lacking.
Big Data Success: 3 Companies Share Secrets
Commentary  |  10/4/2013  | 
Three C-level execs say start with a clear business goal, consider the data and finish with human-understandable analytics.
When NoSQL Makes Sense
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
IT leaders must know the trade-offs they face to get NoSQL’s scalability, flexibility and cost savings.
Big Data Profile: Tim Phillipps, Deloitte Analytics
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Tim Phillipps, global managing partner for Deloitte Analytics, credits his law enforcement background as sparking his interest in data analytics.
Cisco CEO: Internet Of Things Will Reshape IT
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Internet-connected devices will drive a new IT infrastructure that must support an "application economy," predicts Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking at Interop.
Big Data Dashboard Design Lessons
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Graphical data dashboards can be a boon to decision-makers, but only if they're done right.
Cisco Sees Gold In 'Internet Of Retailing'
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Cisco says brick-and-mortar retailers must tap mobile, social, video and in-store sensors to compete with the data-driven techniques of Amazon and Walmart.
Splunk Simplifies Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Splunk introduces drag-and-drop data analysis and a new cloud option, but can its proprietary platform keep growing?


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